So two episodes of WandaVision just came out and boy have we got a lot to unpack!
With each episode seemingly progressing in style through the decades, we started off with the fifties and the sixties this week and it was every bit as stylish as we had hoped.
With some killer dialogue and amazing chemistry between Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda and Paul Bettany's Vision, the first two episodes are surely just a delightful teaser for what more greatness is to come.
Set in the quaint, suburban town of Westview, these first two episodes see Wanda and Vision engage in black and white sitcom hijinks .
But masked by the layers of aesthetic perfection are some deeper, darker secrets and so far we can only theorise about what’s to come and the madness that will inevitably be unleashed.
Even in such a short time, so many little details and Easter Eggs have been packed in. From the House of M appearing on a wine bottle (trust me) through to named call-backs to 80's comic legends, we've got you covered with a list of the hidden details and Easter Eggs you missed in this week's episodes of WandaVision.
6. The 50s And 60s Styles
First up we need to talk about the opening sequences. From what we can tell, they’re not necessarily direct replicas of any well-known shows of the era but rather take inspiration from the styles of popular shows at the time. Take the intro to the first episode, the one modelled in 50’s style: at one expo in 2019 it was confirmed that the Dick Van Dyke show in particular was a big influence and, whilst the intro sequence as such doesn’t really appear similar to said show, you can definitely see the resemblances in the set and the style throughout the rest of the episode.
Episode number two takes on the appearance of classic 60’s animation, reminiscent of famous Hanna-Barbera illustrations such as (very fittingly) BeWitched. The general style is rich with callbacks to tropes of the era, from the moon and stars opening that appears similar to The Honeymooners or even The Jetsons first few seconds, to the goofy scenes that were always used to entice audiences to keep watching.
There seems to be particular emphasis on the six stars appearing around the moon at the start- perhaps some reference to the six infinity stones that will at some point become immediately relevant?